Cleaning Marble and Granite Floors
Cultured marble and certain types of granite are stronger than real marble and stone, but they do lose their luster after being cleaned for years. Keep marble or granite floors looking good as new without damaging the stone by using the cleaning tips below.
Things You'll Need
- Mild detergent or natural stone cleaner
- Soft Mop or Cloth
How To Do It
- Promptly clean up any spills or soils from floor surface as soon as they occur.
- If polished marble or granite is protected with floor finish, the finish must be buffed or burnished first to protect surface.
- Using a soft mop or cloth, clean floors with a bucket filled warm water and a mild detergent or natural stone cleaner. Always keep the area wet while working. Never use powdered cleansers, steel wool, metal scrapers or colored scrub pads on cultured marble or granite.
- Squeeze the water from the soft mop and polish dry the floors by mopping the surface once more. This will remove any excess water.
When cleaning marble and granite floors do not use a product that contains dye because the dye can transfer onto the stone.